Friday, December 9, 2016

Bridal Cave Is Getting Ready For The 2017 Season

Your favorite Lake of the Ozarks attraction is still open this time of year, but since the crowds are a little smaller than they are mid-summer, we use this slower portion of the year to get the park ready for the 2017 season. Bridal Cave & Thunder Mountain Park will feature some new and exciting things for our returning visitors next year.  

New Backup Generator
Bridal Cave recently had a brand new backup generator installed. Since our cave is a constant 60° and safe from outdoor elements, we tend to get extremely busy during storms and bad weather. Visitors can always enjoy a natural adventure without worrying about what the weather is doing outdoors. 

Before, if the power went out, anyone in the middle of a cave tour was literally left in the dark! A cool experience, but very difficult to get around or enjoy the beauty of the cave. With our brand new backup generator (which has already come in handy this year and works perfectly) we are now even more of an all-weather attraction than we were before. A special thank you goes out to Catalyst Electric, Laclede Electric, and Gasco Propane Co. for all of the hard work they put in to make this happen.


A New Mining Sluice!
Next on the list is restocking all of those incredible rocks, minerals, and gemstones that you see in our gift shop every year. Our general manager, Steve Thompson, just returned from the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo in Orlando, Florida. It is the biggest industry trade show in America. 

The gemstone mining sluice that stands in front of our gift shop is always a very popular attraction. While attending the expo, Steve purchased a brand new sluice from Sandy Creek Mining Company for the 2017 season. It is twice as large as the old one and offers mining access to two entire classrooms of school children at once! That means a lot less waiting in line and a lot more having fun!   


New Gift Shop Items  
Steve also visited our rock and mineral importers while he was in Orlando for his annual shopping trip. This is when he hand-picks all of the unique specimens that we feature every year. One single room of the warehouse that Steve visited was dedicated to over 17,000 square feet of just Amethyst alone! 

Along with the usual salt lamps, polished gemstones, fossils, and gemstone jewelry, several new items will be added to our inventory. There will be sterling silver gemstone rings, gemstone skulls, iron pyrite obliques and pyramids, petrified wood bookends and tables, just to name a few. 


Clearance Sale Happening Now!
Trucks will be arriving late in January 2017 with all of our new items, and we will have everything on display just in time for our annual "Renew Your Vows for FREE" event on February 12, 2017. In the meantime, we need to make a little room for all of these incredible new additions. 

Many of our gift shop items are on clearance right now, just in time for all of your Christmas shopping! We are here daily from 9:00 am- 4:00 pm, so be sure to stop by and check out the amazing deals we have in store for everyone on your list. 


Bring the family out to visit our Lake of the Ozarks scenic attraction over the holidays. There is still lots to see and do here, even in the cold, winter months. We can't wait to show you all of the new items that we have coming to Bridal Cave for our 2017 season soon too. As always, we do our best to provide family fun... as it should be!  


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526 Bridal Cave Road
Camdenton, MO 65020
(573) 346-2676

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